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Susanna Elizabeth Porter Montgomery
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1763
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1802
Russell County
Virginia, USA

This was John Montgomery's first wife and his first cousin. They had 8 children. Jane Montgomery was #7 or 8. Tradition lists Elizabeth as Jane's mother, maybe because Jane was only 1-1/2 to 2 y/o when Susanna died. The 1st Cousin connection comes thru his mother Martha Walker Montgomery & her sister Susanna Walker Porter who was the mother of his wife, Susanna Porter.

John was the son of Alexander and Martha Walker Montgomery, and Susannah's first cousin. He served in the frontier militia 'during the Indian troubles' and was recommended for Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion 72nd Regiment of Virginia Militia by the court of Russell Co in Aug. 1797. He was in the posse with Samuel and John Porter when the horse thief Amos Allord was killed. After the death of Susanna Elizabeth he married ca. 1804) Elizabeth Harris (1770-1846). Elizabeth and John are buried in the Princeville Cemetery in Peoria Co. Ill. In 1820 John was involved in a land transaction of some sort (Martin 1983:35, does not provide complete information) for "land on Copper Creek Ridge on the waters of Clinch River, known by the name of McCorkle's Clearing...." This may be the property acquired by Patrick Porter in 1783 referred to as 'McCorkle's Siding'. This transaction was witnessed by Wm. Bickley, Thomas Moore, Patrick Porter (presumably Jr.), and Peter Hutchinson.

Probably born in Orange County, North Carolina, on the plantation of John Walker, Patrick's father-in-law.

After the war Capt. John Montgomery made his fathers house his home. In 1785 he was married to Susanna Porter and they removed to Amherst County, Virginia where from the government he had title to a piece of land called a "Corn Right". He moved to Russell County, Virginia probably between 1790 and 1795. Dec 30, 1802, Susanna died, leaving him a family of four girls and four boys. Her husband then married Elizabeth Harris in 1804.
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  John Montgomery (1764 - 1845)
  Martha May Montgomery Allen (1798 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Amherst Cemetery
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Patricia (Anderson) Scog...
Record added: Jun 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112310613
Susanna Elizabeth <i>Porter</i> Montgomery
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Please note that Susanna Montgomery is not buried in Amherst cemetery as it did not open until the late 1870's. May Susanna rest in peace wherever her final resting place may be.
- Joyce Hoffmann
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014

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